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Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Seeing Illimanjaro, The Missing Teens, and Thunderbang at the Bug Jar
by Jason Olshefsky at 9:30 pm (add a comment)

It's been a while since I wrote about seeing music at all … but I have been out. I spent some time at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) and met some cool people from the bands and from around town. The bands didn't start until late, but another local musician and friend of members of The Missing TeensMySpace link offered to let them play a bit in the basement. So we went there for a few minutes and a few songs — a proper preview of the great, high-energy rock with a lounge-jam edge we were to see later on.

Back at the Bug Jar, IllimanjaroMySpace link kicked things off with some high-power, melodic, fast rock. Their guitarist was particularly apt at very fast playing and did a few impressive solos. The Missing TeensMySpace link was up next, replacing the temporary iPod with Illimanjaro's drummer and not one but two keytars. Thunderbang!MySpace link finished things off with some well-executed funky lounge-rock and even got a few people dancing.

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Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The Astonishing Train-Wreck of How JayceLand Gets Made
by Jason Olshefsky at 5:00 pm (add a comment)

This year I decided I'd begin the process of replacing the Macintosh PowerBook G3 Firewire that just turned 10 years old yesterday. I had upgraded it to the maximum 2GB RAM and it's still a fine machine. It's just showing its age with sheer speed, particularly with browsing websites to find information about events and bands. So last month I ordered a Mac Mini (mid-2010) — that's apparently the clumsy official name, by the way — and started working with it. Well, having started from OS 8.1 on the PowerBook and as far back as System 7 on the LC III I had out of college, a huge portion of the software I have runs, as they say now, "in the Classic environment." OS X 10.3.9 suported Classic, largely because it ran on PowerPC hardware.

Well the Mac Mini has Intel chips and would never boot up any of the Classic systems. As such, support for it was dropped a few OS X releases ago. I figured I'd give the emulator SheepShaver a go — it professes to run nearly all software in Classic with the caveat that it apparently crashes a lot. I succeeded in getting it to boot up a Classic session (and ran comparable to the Powerbook) but it would not run FileMaker Pro. That's the software package that I use a lot. So big bummer there. I really don't want to buy the latest version because it's rather expensive and I'd prefer to go with something open-source and with a little more staying power (such as MySQL which seems to have a big enough head of steam that it'll be around for a while.)

The dilemma was how to continue to do work; the solution is a mess. I keep the PowerBook running most of the time specifically to have access to FileMaker Pro 5 and Quicken Deluxe '98 (only the name is not Y2K compliant). I wrote an AppleScript that does two things. First, when one of several scripts I wrote for FileMaker Pro request opening a website, it sends the request to the Mac Mini and opens it there. Second, and more terrifying, is that it synchronizes the clipboard between the two machines, so if I copy the name of a book in FileMaker Pro, it's available on the Mac Mini clipboard so I can search Amazon, and if I copy a Google Maps link, it's available on the PowerBook and in FileMaker Pro.

I decided that I'd start migrating to something new, and it looks like that time is now. I don't intend on making JayceLand look or work any different (just as when I integrated the WordPress blog), but I might shoot for bring it up-to-date in terms of, say, 2005 or so. I have long considered making the whole website web-only rather than the hodge-podge I have had for the last 10 years or so. And up until now, it would have violated the one rule I have about JayceLand: it should be the least amount of work for me. But man, this whole AppleScripted FileMaker Pro'd PowerPC-Classic-OS X-Intel thing is quite a hassle.

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Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
by Jason Olshefsky at 8:00 pm (add a comment)

Inevitably whenever I tell someone I run barefoot, the first or second question revolves around stepping on glass. So yes, I do get diamonds on the soles of her shoes. And by "diamonds", I'm referring to things you might find at The Herkimer Diamond Mines, and by "her shoes", I'm referring to my feet.

Yesterday I went running. It was kind-of wet out, and that makes it difficult to spot otherwise-shiny glass on the ground. Later last night I was limping a little and thought it might be a flare-up of plantar fasciitis. Come this morning I figured it must have been something stuck in my foot. It was indeed glass. A relatively big piece, in fact, in a relatively sensitive area. So here it is: the big piece of glass I stepped on yesterday.

a shard of glass as large as the "20" in "2006" on a penny

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    Columbus Day

    JayceLand Pick The Ronald McDonald House Charities Household & Antiques Sale runs today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the final 5 hours at $5 per bag) at The Former Dick's Sporting Goods Store (1175 Marketplace Dr.) [source: the proverbial grapevine]

    JayceLand Pick David RovicsMySpace link will be at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) starting around 7 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    The Bertrand Russell Society meets tonight at 7 p.m. at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) [source: Writers and Books calendar] [all ages]

    Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is The TV BuddhasMySpace link, and Jellyroot starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Die Verfehlung (The Mistake) starting at 8 p.m. The Eastman House calendar explains the basic plot: "in 1988, Jacob from Hamburg in West Germany falls in love with Elisabeth in East Germany. When they secretly meet in East Berlin, it seems the Stasi knows about it. When Jacob visits her village, someone informs on him and he is deported. Elisabeth knows who begrudges her this love and takes her revenge." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]


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    The Young BloodsMySpace link, EndygaMySpace link, 31GoingsMySpace link, Voices Of DescentMySpace link, Yesterdays Heroes, Transcend The SkiesMySpace link, and Before The FoundationMySpace link will be at Water Street Music Hall (204 N. Water St.) starting around 5:30 p.m. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

    Tonight at 6 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is Happy Hour with Mark Stuart and the Bastard SonsMySpace link followed at 9:30 p.m. by The Bill Murray ExperienceMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Club at Water Street (204 N. Water St.) starting around 6:30 p.m. is fun ska from Mrs. Skannotto, The CouchtestersMySpace link, The SteakoutsMySpace link, Free For All, and New Ways. [source: Water Street calendar] [16+]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) is LemuriaMySpace link, TimesharesMySpace link, and The Rational AnimalsMySpace link starting around 7 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    Tonight at German House (315 Gregory St.) is The Sound Remains The Same, and Who Are You starting around 7 p.m. [source: Up All Night website]

    JayceLand Pick The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting Hallelujah the HillsMySpace link, and Kaylin CerviniMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Lux LoungeMySpace link (666 South Ave.) will be hosting 40 Rod LightningMySpace link starting around 8 p.m. [source: City Newspaper] [21+]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Conrack starting at 8 p.m. in which a teacher takes on a difficult task of teaching uneducated children on an island off the South Carolina coast. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) starting around 9 p.m. is Eddie Nebula's Awesome Sound, and Man vs. MoonMySpace link. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]

    Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (99 Court St.) will be hosting great, fun 1960's-styled rock band The Hi-RisersMySpace link starting around 10 p.m. [source: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que calendar]

    Over at Monty's KrownMySpace link (875 Monroe Ave.) starting around 10:30 p.m. is The Peachy NeachysMySpace link , and GripewaterMySpace link. [source: WBER calendar] [21+]


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    Today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., members of The Rochester Genealogical Society will be at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.) for a program titled Discovering Your Roots... Solving the Puzzle of Your Family Tree. [source: City Hall press release]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge), it's Animation Night at the Squirrel with the topic of Soviet-Era Animation: Experimentation and Veiled Revolt starting at 7 p.m. [source: Flying Squirrel Community Space website]

    Unleashed! Improv presents the Elliot L. Spitzer Middle School Open House show today at 7:30 p.m. at The Jewish Community Center (JCC) (1200 Edgewood Ave.) [source: RocWiki calendar]

    JayceLand Pick The Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, and The Eastman Philharmonia will be at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) starting at 8:30 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is Casiotone for the Painfully AloneMySpace link (also at LiveJournal), Mantler, and fantastic, heavy, electric, lounge-folk from Auld Lang SyneMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Tonight at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is This Other Life starting around 9 p.m. [source: Abilene website]

    The RevisionMySpace link, and Mosaic FoundationMySpace link will be at The Lovin' CupMySpace link (Jefferson Rd. and John St. at 300 Park Point Dr., Suite 110) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Lovin' Cup calendar]


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    Today starting at 12 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is The 2nd Annual Tara's Reunion. [source: Abilene website]

    Today at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) is a Musicale from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Ad Hoc as directed by Rebecca Smithorn. [source: Eastman House calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing The Mark Of Zorro starting at 7 p.m. with actor Tyrone Power, Jr. in person — the son of star Tyrone Power. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Nicole ChristianMySpace link, Alfie SmithMySpace link, The Baby SharkMySpace link, and Kirk StevensMySpace link will be at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    Top Pick Tonight at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) is great hip-hop with a multi-national flair from Mad HappyMySpace link, Cu-CuMySpace link, and Mosart212 starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]


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    This morning at 7:30 a.m. in the cafeteria overlooking the arboretum in Bausch and Lomb (140 Stone St.) is the Artists Breakfast Group meeting ... anyone interested in art or creativity is invited.

    JayceLand Pick At today's Books Sandwiched-In from 12:12 p.m. to 12:52 p.m. in The Kate Gleason Auditorium at The Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.), Dr. Caroline R. Dignan, M.D. will review The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum. [source: Rochester Public Library calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Chang: A Drama Of The Wilderness starting at 8 p.m. Here's what the Eastman House calendar has to say: "before they made King Kong, filmmakers and adventurers Cooper and Schoedsack traveled to Siam to film the tale of tigers, bears, and a herd of elephants that threaten a family of jungle pioneers. This thrilling silent story of nature run amok has been paired with a brilliant score by Thailand's Fong Naam Orchestra." [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) will be hosting The Pack A.D. starting around 9 p.m. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    JayceLand Pick Over at Abilene Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) starting around 9 p.m. is The Infra-Red Radiation OrchestraMySpace link. [source: Abilene website]

    JayceLand Pick Today from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Carol Roberts will be hosting Stand-Up Comedy at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) [source: the proverbial grapevine] [all ages]


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    Today from 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. at The Hochstein School of Music and Dance (50 North Plymouth Ave.) is a concert in the Live from Hochstein Concert Series featuring Liana Koteva Kirvan on violin, Lars Kirvan on cello, and Chiao-Wen Cheng on piano. [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association website] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at Writers and Books (740 University Ave.) is a Story Slam hosted by Carol Roberts starting at 7 p.m. [source: the proverbial grapevine] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick This evening at 7 p.m. at The Danforth Community Center (200 West Ave) is a Fall Garden Talk as part of The Flower City Looking Good (FCLG) Program — bring "samples of everything from weeds to trees for assistance in identification and guidance on care." [source: Upper Mount Hope Neighborhood Association website] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at The Bop Shop (274 N. Goodman St., in Village Gate Square) is Mikolaj TrzaskaMySpace link, and Steve Swell starting around 8 p.m. [source: Bop Shop calendar] [all ages]

    JayceLand Pick At this evening's lecture for The Caroline Werner Gannett Project, architect Jeanne Gang will discuss Assembly as Medium starting at 8 p.m. in Webb Auditorium at RIT (One Lomb Memorial Dr., campus map). [source: Caroline Werner Gannett Project website]

    JayceLand Pick Tonight at Eastman Theatre (60 Gibbs St.) is The Eastman Jazz Ensemble, and The Eastman New Jazz Ensemble starting at 8 p.m. [source: Eastman School of Music calendar] [all ages]

    The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Sleepy Hollow starting at 8 p.m. Although thoroughly disappointed in this film when it came out, I guess I'll give it another shot. [source: Dryden Theater calendar] [all ages]

    Updated: Better late than never, but Spook HandyMySpace link is no longer playing at The Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St., formerly the Flower City Elks Lodge) tonight. [source: Facebook]

    JayceLand Pick Over at The Bug JarMySpace link (219 Monroe Ave.) starting around 9 p.m. is Agent OrangeMySpace link, The Poison Control CenterMySpace link, Gunnar Stahl, The Insubordinates, and The Baby SharkMySpace link. [source: Bug Jar calendar]

    Tonight at 8 p.m. at Abeline Bar and Lounge (153 Liberty Pole Wy., formerly Tara) is an Open Mic with The Grand Canyon Rescue EpisodeMySpace link. [source: Abeline website]

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